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Silverbacks' Lee Rewrites AIFL Record Book -- Five Marks Set In Win Over Stampede

March 26, 2006 - American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) Dayton Silverbacks

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- Miami Valley wide receiver Maurice Lee set five American Indoor Football League records Saturday as the Silverbacks downed the Steubenville Stampede 57-54.

Lee's receiving line -- 16 catches, 191 yards and seven touchdowns -- all were league records as were his overall touchdowns (seven) and points scored (42). [see chart below]

"Sweet ... what a blessing," said Lee, a former Ohio State star. "This was one of the games where I was in the zone and everything was working. I have to credit my teammates for supporting me and giving me the opportunity."

LEE'S LEGACY

American Indoor Football League Records Maurice Lee of the Miami Valley Silver set Saturday

Points: 42

Old Record: 38, Randall Knapp, Canton Legends vs. AIFL Ghostriders, 6/3/2005

Touchdowns: 7

Old Record: 6, Randall Knapp, Canton Legends vs. AIFL Ghostriders, 6/3/2005

Receptions: 16

Old Record: 13, Quentin Robinson, Johnstown Riverhawks at Canton Legends 6/11/2005 and Garvin Graves, Raleigh Rebels at Richmond Bandits 6/27/2005

Yards: 191

Old Record: 176, Redd Thompson, Richmond Bandits at Johnstown Riverhawks 5/21/2005

Receiving Touchdowns: 7

Old Record: 6, Randall Knapp, Canton Legends vs. AIFL Ghostriders, 6/3/2005

NOTE: The Arena Football League record is also 7, held by four players

"You think we ought to give him the ball more? asked Miami Valley coach Matt King. "I have to be luckiest coach in the league because I have the best receiver in the league ... I don't think anyone can cover him."

The Silverbacks (2-1) needed every one of Lee's catches in a see-saw battle against a rejuvenated Stampede (0-4) team that had a chance to win in the final seconds.

After T.J. Wiley's to Sly Brumfield made it a three-point game with 40 seconds left, the Stampede recovered an onside kick and threatened to score, but Miami Valley's BJ Paulus preserved the game with an interception.

Both quarterbacks had big nights -- Matt Glacklen threw for 255 yards and eight touchdowns despite suffering a broken jaw while Wiley finished with 291 yards and seven touchdowns.

Lee's no stranger to the record books -- he tied the National Indoor Football League's single-game reception mark of 15 and set the single-game return yards standard of 276 while playing for the now-defunct Dayton Warbirds.

"One of these days I'm going lose Maurice to the next level,'' King said. "I'm going to hate that day and love it at the same time."

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